One of my favourite things to do in a supermarket is to trot down the seasonal aisle. You know the one. The aisle rammed with novelty gifts and food products related to whatever time of year it is.
It’s where the shops cram the latest gimmicky toys at Christmas time or the One Direction mugs with chocolate eggs in them leading up to Easter.
This aisle is often the site of vegan junk food finds, especially if you are cruising the seasonal aisle at your local Sainsbury’s. Remember when I snapped up these vegan sweets at Halloween time? They were in the seasonal aisle.
The lucky dip that is the seasonal aisle of my nearest Sainsbury’s coughed up some new, never-before-seen vegan snacks for me yesterday and I only bought them in order to share with you all. Of course.
It’s Christmas time, so naturally you would expect to find corn chips shaped like Christmas trees and crunchy, tomato-flavoured balls shaped like, erm… Rudolph’s nose.
Yes, the crunchy balls really were that colour. They were outrageous. The taste was similar to an inexpensive tomato ketchup, only crunchy. It is the sort of nasty snack you complain about as you are eating but before you know it, they are all gone. Sickeningly addictive. I’m going back for more today.
I have nothing to say about the corn chip trees. Be prepared for your usual reconstituted corn mix chip. If you celebrate Christmas and want something fun on the table, buy them. Otherwise stick with your regular corn chip provider.
Have you tasted either of the above? What did you think?